2 short weeks at home

1 August, 2015 | 0 COMMENTS

So it's the evening before I'm leaving Ireland to go back to Addis Ababa. I've enjoyed being able to catch up with as many friends as possible, though it has been quite a busy time, and inevitably I haven't been able to get round everyone! The next time I'm back in the country, I'll be around for quite a bit longer so it will be nice to be able to visit people in a less rushed fashion. One of the things that I've been able to do whilst over this side of the world is to enrol in a climbing wall ...

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Returning to Langano, and Ireland!!

22 July, 2015 | 0 COMMENTS

I'm writing this blog update from Belfast, Northern Ireland, having taken the opportunity for a quick break from life in Ethiopia before work starts properly at Bingham at the start of August. It's great to be able to leave the rainy streets of Addis and return to the rainy streets of Belfast for a few weeks, and catch up with family and friends for a while. I've been feeling fairly tired back in Addis these last few weeks, trying to juggle continued language school as well as starting to work h...

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Wenchi camping trip

29 June, 2015 | 0 COMMENTS

Another month gone here in Addis Ababa. This is the longest that I've spent in this country during rainy season, and it's not hard to see why so many foreigners leave the country during this time. However, being from Ireland, I'm used to this sort of weather :-) It does seem a little odd when I'm riding my motorcycle, trying to decide when to go in order to miss the rain showers. It feels very like riding back home! The school break, though, will fly by, there is a little over a month left befor...

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13 June, 2015 | 0 COMMENTS

The school year is officially over at Bingham Academy, last night was the graduation ceremony and dinner for the grade 12 students. 20 students graduated this year from the school, which is a fairly big class. Many other years, its closer to 10. The students were all congratulated for their achievement, and encouraged to go from Bingham putting God first as they transition to university or otherwise. It is nice to see their years at the school recognised. After the ceremony, there was a graduat...

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Return trip to Langano

2 June, 2015 | 0 COMMENTS

I've just started what will be my final phase of language school, which will last about 7 weeks. For this phase, I'll be on my own with another new teacher, one to one teaching is new for me as far as language school goes. So far, though, I'm enjoying it and I get on well with this new teacher. So hopefully it will help me finish strong at all this language study!! Last week, though, the language school took a one week break, so I took the opportunity to head down to Langano again to hang out w...

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